Frank K. Kelly

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Earthbound adj. 2 1933 F. K. Kelly Into the Meteorite Orbit in Amazing Stories Dec. 85/1 We're not always to be earth-bound, tied to a pebble for infinity!
glassite n. 1934 F. K. Kelly Famine on Mars in Astounding Stories Sept. 72/1 I was hemmed in on all sides by panels of glassite so perfectly transparent from within as to give the impression that there was nothing, nothing at all, between me and the aching emptiness of the void; through the thick walls of the runway the stars quivered like a million small bright fires, and the sky loomed around and above and below me as an endless pall of heavy black smoke.
ray v. 1934 F. K. Kelly Famine on Mars in Astounding Stories Sept. 94/1 The people at the stations wouldn’t have let the shell go by. They’d have rayed anything that big.
shield n. 1933 F. K. Kelly Into the Meteorite Orbit in Amazing Stories Dec. 89/2 ‘We can hold the Group off—until we reach Warren. I'll get the shields up…’ Granton caught his shoulder for an instant in a crushing grip. And spoke grimly: ‘See that you do. ’ Barclay nodded speechlessly, swung to the banked control-panel that held within it the interleading conduits of electric force that created fan-beams of crackling force-shields. [both ellipses in original]